Missionary's Downfall
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Missionary's Downfall
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.2 / 5
The Missionary's Downfall is a refreshing cocktail that seamlessly blends tropical and herbal notes to create a unique drinking experience. With a vibrant mix of pineapple juice, honey syrup, peach ... more The Missionary's Downfall is a refreshing cocktail that seamlessly blends tropical and herbal notes to create a unique drinking experience. With a vibrant mix of pineapple juice, honey syrup, peach schnapps, gold rum, fresh mint leaves, and a dash of lime juice, this cocktail promises a sweet yet slightly tangy flavor profile. Served in a classic cocktail glass, the Missionary's Downfall is perfect for those looking to enjoy a cold, shaken mix that brings a taste of the tropics to the palate. Its combination of ingredients makes it a must-try for enthusiasts seeking an exotic and flavorful cocktail that stands out from the crowd.
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Gold rum
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16.76% | 1.42 units *
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Classic
Shaken

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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15ml ½oz 1.5cl
10ml ⅓oz 1cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
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15ml ½oz 1.5cl

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Missionary's Downfall offers a delightful escape to the tropics with its perfectly balanced blend of gold rum and peach schnapps, lifting the bright, fruity flavors of pineapple and lime. The fresh mint infusion not only adds a refreshing crispness but beautifully complements the sweet honey syrup, creating a subtly complex cocktail that's both invigorating and soothing.

Method
How to make a Missionary's Downfall

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by gently crushing the mint with rum in the bottom of your cocktail shaker to release the mint's aromas
Next, introduce the remaining ingredients into the shaker
Firmly shake everything together with ice for about 10-15 seconds, or until the exterior of the shaker appears frosted
Finally, strain the mixture into a glass brimming with crushed ice, ensuring a smooth pour
Enjoy your meticulously crafted cocktail

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Missionary's Downfall?

The Missionary's Downfall was created by Don the Beachcomber, a legendary bartender and the founding father of tiki culture, in the late 1930s. It is one of the many exotic cocktails that emerged from the tiki bar scene, which combined rum, fresh fruit juices, and exotic flavors to create refreshing and potent beverages.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of rum for the Missionary's Downfall?

Yes, while the original recipe calls for Gold rum, you can experiment with different types of rum to suit your taste preferences. Light rum can make the drink lighter and more refreshing, while dark rum can add depth and complexity to the flavor. However, keep in mind that changing the type of rum might alter the original taste of the cocktail.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Missionary's Downfall?

Yes, to create a non-alcoholic version of the Missionary's Downfall, you can substitute the Gold rum and Peach Schnapps with non-alcoholic alternatives such as peach juice or a peach-flavored syrup mixed with a bit of ginger ale to replicate the fizziness and slight bite of alcohol. The essence of the cocktail comes from its blend of fruit flavors and mint, which can still be enjoyed without the alcohol.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What kind of food pairs well with the Missionary's Downfall?

The Missionary's Downfall, with its tropical and refreshing flavors, pairs well with light and flavorful dishes such as grilled seafood, chicken with citrus-based sauces, or fruit-based desserts. The fruity and minty notes of the cocktail complement spicy and aromatic dishes, making it a versatile drink for pairing.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How do I properly garnish a Missionary's Downfall?

To garnish a Missionary's Downfall, a sprig of fresh mint or a slice of pineapple works perfectly. The mint garnish amplifies the drink's aroma and adds a fresh visual element, while a slice of pineapple can accentuate the tropical vibe of the cocktail. For a more elaborate presentation, you can also add a maraschino cherry on top.

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